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A person of Puerto Rican descent who is born and raised in New York City and drapes himself/herself in Puerto Rican flags but can't speak Spanish, or Speaks "Spanglish," which is just as bad, if not worse. Despite proclaiming pride in Hispanic heritage through superficial means (the Puerto Rican flag, eating Rice and Beans and other staple Puerto Rican dishes), the Nuyorican actually frowns upon Hispanic culture and alligns himself/herself with Hip Hop culture instead.
Fat Joe is the epitome of a Nuyorican. Can't speak Spanish for the life of him. Dresses like Lil Wayne. Says "nigga" in every other sentence.
by ESCOXTC July 10, 2008
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A Puerto Rican from New York, that has more African-American urban culture than actual Boricua culture. Boricuas (Puerto Ricans from the island of Puerto Rico) have a strong dislike for Nuyoricans and wish to distance themselves from being associated with Nuyoricans.
How come that guy covered in the Puerto Rican flag can't speak Spanish?

Well he's a Nuyorican, He has 13446 flags but acts more like Jay Z than Luis Fonsi
by Lares Nene January 15, 2008
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n. 1: A person of Puerto Rican descent, but born/living in New York City. I.e., second generation and up Puerto Rican immigrants; a distinction between a Puerto Rican immigrant living in New York and a "Puerto Rican" who has always lived in New York.

adj. 2: Of or relating to Puerto Rican culture in New York City.

Sometimes spelled Newyorican. Can be used derisively, but shouldn't. Be nice.
It's the Nuyoricans who are really responsible for spreading reggaeton to the rest of the country.
by Nick James March 12, 2005
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A person who is of Puerto Rican descent and stay in New York
A puerto Rican man who was born in the bronx, NY and his parents or grandparents are from the beautiful island of Puerto Rican
by Jennifer Lopez May 09, 2003
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Nuyorican was a term made to describe the second generation of Puerto ricans that were actually born in america (New York) and when invented was invented to be a good thing. Nuyoricans and people that call themselves Nuyorican are usually from the streets and are "ghetto" if you will and because of this the more stuck up Puerto ricans of america's generation that havn't had to feel the struggle of their people in America associate Nuyoricans with wiggers. Which is not the case, it is rather that because hispanics and blacks in america have been the most opressed for such a long time that the cultures seem to blend and get along, however because of the stereotype created by whites a long time ago that blacks are the only ones in the hood the puerto ricans and latins that are lucky or not from the streets think that just because Nuyoricans picked up the ghetto urban style means that they want to be black.
Pedro Pietri, Miguel Piñero, Giannina Braschi, Miguel Algarín, Piri Thomas, and Sandra María Esteves.

Those Nuyoricans are a disgrace to us Boricuas.
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Nuyoricans are Puerto Ricans who live in or near New York city. The term is often used negatively by Puerto Ricans who believe Nuyoricans are Puerto Ricans who act more black than Puerto Rican, but the Puerto Ricans who use Nuyorican as an insult are usually the ones who forget that their ancestors were black and many Puerto Ricans are also black. Making them quite hypocritical and in need of learning their own history.
"Wow that dumb Nuyorican acts more black than Puerto Rican!"
"Well, Juan, maybe if you knew your history, you'd know Puerto Ricans are part black and that their are many dark-skinned Puerto Ricans out there. Try again."
by Luz in the dark May 16, 2016
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